About Us

HR Specialists, South Wales

We are a team of HR specialists that believe in your greatest asset – your employees. We believe that with effective HR process, policies, strategy and support, you'll have a team that will result in a measurable contribution to your business.


Jayne Symons (Director)

Having worked at a senior level in manufacturing, retail and heavy industry sectors for 30 years, Jayne established Highfield HR in 2017. She did this with a desire to help business owners apply appropriate HR principles that would support the growth of their business, and their people. Combining strategic and operational HR expertise with a positive but practical approach, Jayne aims to add value to all her clients.


Leanne Yau MCIPD (Director)

Leanne graduated in 2000 with a BA(Hons) Business Studies with Human Resource Management. Leanne has over 13 years' experience of HR management in a chilled food manufacturing environment, and before that, in a retail setting. Leanne has extensive HR experience in leading and implementing HR initiatives. She has delivered organisation change projects, managed industrial action and has led the mass recruitment of over 500 employees for peak production (at one time!).


Lianne Howlett (HR Consultant)

Lianne graduated in 2005 with a BA(Hons) in Human Resource Management and brings over 15 years of experience in the manufacturing sector. She specialises in change management, employee engagement, and employee relations. Lianne is dedicated to fostering a positive work environment and aligning HR initiatives with business goals, making her a valuable asset to our team.


Lydia Shallish (HR Administrator)

Lydia joined Highfield HR after developing an interest in HR through experiences in fast paced and demanding retail environments. Since then, she has been instrumental in managing various administrative HR functions, supporting us in streamlining processes and enhancing efficiency. Lydia plays a vital role in supporting our clients with employee onboarding, recruitment and much more.


Chloe Smith (HR Administrator)

Chloe initially joined us on work experience while pursuing her Master’s in Human Resources, accredited at CIPD level 7. Impressed by her dedication and passion for HR, Chloe is now a permanent member of our team. She's particularly interested in delving into disciplinaries and grievances, aiming to understand how HR professionals handle these situations effectively while maintaining a positive approach.


Georgia Green (Student)

Georgia is currently gaining invaluable experience through work experience with Highfield HR. Pursuing her MSc in International Human Resource Management at Cardiff University, Georgia has developed a comprehensive understanding of HR functions and is eager to apply her skills in a practical setting. Georgia is excited about the opportunity to collaborate with experienced HR professionals and tackle real-world challenges.

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